ERIC Number: ED040410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
The North Carolina Advancement School: Underachievement Redefined. Goals for Schools Redefined; Behavior of Students Redefined; and, The Role of the Counselor Redefined.
Howard, James Lee; And Others
The North Carolina Advancement School set about to redefine underachievement and to describe underachievers. These three papers report their progress. The first discusses research which emphasizes describing the phenomenon academically, psychologically, physically and behaviorally. Major emphasis was devoted to measuring psychological factors such as self image, social relationships, attitudes toward school, and acceptance of responsibility for school achievement. Findings are discussed and a theoretical framework and goals for treating the problem are presented. The goals are viewed not as peculiar for underachievers, but as significant for education generally. The second paper concerns the school's investigation into the behavior of underachievers, its dissatisfaction with previous rating scales, and its subsequent development and standardization of the Student Behavior Inventory which in its final form identified four significant factors: (1) aggression; (2) alienation; (3) anxiety; and (4) activity. The final paper redefines the role of the counselor in terms of the School's philosophy. The emphasis is on teacher-counselor cooperation in the creation of acceptance and openness in the school setting. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; North Carolina Advancement School, Winston-Salem.
Note: Papers presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970